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Uncovering the answer to an age-old question: How do snowflakes form?
May 10, 2017
New research led by a Tufts University chemist has shed new light on ice crystal formation by combining an electron backscatter with a large single crystal ice model. In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists discovered that an ice crystal's flat sides are formed by a hexagon that is larger and consists of a central water molecule surrounded by six others in the same layer.Full Story
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